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The Press Bistro

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1809 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
+1 916-444-2566
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 05:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Davis, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for special date-night dinner. The restaurant always hits a home run with every dish. Service is great. Atmosphere is casual enough to go in jeans yet upscale enough to be dressed up. Menu doesn't shift a lot but every once in a while there is something new. I think the restaurant would be even better if the chef did... More 

Thank MDC95618
Vernon, B.C.
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624 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this gem of a restaurant while searching for a place to eat during the Unified show. Fortunately we timed it right and a table for 8 opened up when we showed up. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. I had the lobster ravioli to start and it was fantastic. However, this was only the beginning. For the main... More 

Thank Silverwoods
San Francisco, California
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248 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was Friday night, after a long drive from San Francisco to Sacramento. Our group of friends were ready for dinner and there were many choices. We check the location, cuisine and the prices to settle on The Press Bistro instead. Though we called ahead and verified the number and requested rsvp, it didn't help as it was Friday night... More 

Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Sacramento, California
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157 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to meet your friends and to have Tapas! It is also a very good dinner spot. We both had the lasagna ( very good) and cocktails (ginger tattoo). The lasagna is very good! I don't normally or lasagna out! Overall very good!

Thank rassociate
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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Friends of ours took us to The Press (as in a wine press logo) in midtown. The food was very well prepared and the ingredients were first-rate. Service was good and attentive. Our friends brought a bottle of wine for sharing - w/ a corkage fee applied. We ordered a tapa trip and a calamari dish as appetizers. We ordered... More 

Thank Spartan58
Davis, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We ate dinner here to celebrate a special occasion and were mostly satisfied with the food and very pleased with the wine selection and attentive service, but it was so noisy it was hard to talk across the table. As good as the food was, the serving sizes were relatively small, especially the pasta dish. The noise level alone will... More 

Thank Sue P
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194 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Great California food: fresh, local, and well-prepared -- with emphasis on the ingredients (without sauces or toppings) ! Excellent produce/vegetables, fish, bread, and deserts. Fair prices, too. Plus the space is sufficiently quiet for conversation. Good choice in Sacramento !

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Sacramento, CA
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We've eaten here four times now and each time we walk away glowing from the delicious food, wonderful service, and terrific cocktails. Have to say that James (a truly professional waiter and extremely amicable person) helps to make the experience the best we've had out----- first class all the way!!! Some people have said in reviews that the portions can... More 

Thank Momocali
Lodi, California
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

On the spur of the moment my husband, our friend and I wandered into the Press on Saturday the 9th of April. The place was busy but we were told the bar was open seating and found 3 seats there. We ordered goat cheese stuffed piquillo peppers, patatas bravas, the ravioli and fettuccine. The tapas were great, the ravioli was... More 

Thank catlover76
Mukilteo, Washington
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379 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Had a nice meal - tapas, pasta main, and desert. Plus a nice house chardonnay. Food was enjoyable but portions were small. Nice ambiance, but it wasn't crowded. I suspect it is noisier on a busy night with the large open space.

Thank Richard R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1809 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-444-2566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?